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Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Positive Results with ITI-002 in Pre-Clinical Models of Parkinson's Disease
Date:10/1/2010

ge, reaching 4% of the population over 80. Mean age of onset is around 60 years, although in 5-10% of cases the onset is earlier and occurs between the ages of 20 and 50. Primary symptoms include decreased motor function caused by appearance of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability.  Many patients co-morbidly exhibit impaired cognitive function, depression and excessive day time sleepiness. Dopamine replacement therapies, such as L-DOPA, are the current treatments of choice. However, with time on drug and with disease progression, these drug therapies often lose effectiveness and can cause unwanted side effects such as dyskinesias and hallucinosis.

ABOUT INTRA-CELLULAR THERAPIES

Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (ITI) is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel drugs for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the Central Nervous System (CNS).  Building on the science generated from the Nobel Prize winning laboratory of Dr. Paul Greengard at The Rockefeller University, the Company develops compounds that have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases associated with the CNS, including schizophrenia, sleep disorders, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, depression and female sexual dysfunction, and other disorders pertaining to Women's Health.  To aid in the development process, ITI incorporates its CNSProfile™, a state-of-the-art platform that allows the Company to choose compounds with the strongest potential to succeed in these difficult to treat diseases.


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